Yellowstone creator and franchise leader Taylor Sheridan is continuing to embrace his obsession with numbers by introducing not one, but two new Yellowstone spin-offs: 1944 and 2024. Just like his Paramount+ prequels 1883 and 1923, these new spin-offs will be set in the years they are named after. Paramount has yet to disclose specific details about the spin-off set in 2024, but it is highly likely to serve as the next chapter in the Yellowstone story, following the conclusion of the original series in November 2024.
However, the release of the spin-off has been delayed significantly, causing much frustration among fans. According to a source familiar with the series, as reported by Variety, the spin-off set in 2024 will introduce new cast members and locations. There will also be some characters from the original show making appearances in the spin-off. However, it is uncertain which characters will crossover, so it is unlikely that John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner, will be part of it.
Instead, Deadline reports that Matthew McConaughey is expected to take on the lead role in 2024. However, neither McConaughey's casting nor the identity of his character has been confirmed yet, although it's safe to assume he will be playing a cowboy. Despite uncertainties surrounding McConaughey's involvement, Paramount Global is clearly not ready to let go of Taylor Sheridan's creations. Chris McCarthy, the president and CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios, stated, "Within five years, we grew Yellowstone from a successful U.S. cable show with five million viewers to a global phenomenon with over 100 million fans worldwide and numerous spin-offs. And we're only just getting started. Following the success of 1883 and 1923, our planned spin-offs, 1944 and 2024, will take audiences on an exciting and unexpected journey with the same complex and captivating storytelling that has become the franchise's trademark, thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan."
In conclusion, fans of Yellowstone have more to look forward to with the announcement of two new spin-offs. The spin-off set in 2024 will bring new characters and locations, along with some familiar faces from the original series. While details about the spin-offs are still emerging, it's evident that Paramount is committed to expanding the Yellowstone franchise and continuing its success.